The objective of the congressional reception was to celebrate and honour the success stories of their resilience and the strength despite being the victims of ethnic cleansing and genocide….reports Asian Lite News
Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi called Kashmiri Pandits one of the most successful Indian-American communities, praising the community members for their contributions in America and the world, media reported.
He was speaking at a reception and private screening of the movie ‘The Kashmir Files’ hosted by Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora in partnership with US India Security Council Inc at the US Capitol.
“The Kashmiri Pandit community is one of the most successful Indian American communities. The challenges that you have faced in the past and overcoming those challenges make all other challenges pale in comparison,” Krishnamoorthi was quoted as saying.
The movie – The Kashmir Files – is based on the Kashmiri Pandit genocide and ethnic cleansing. The movie depicts the humanitarian angle of the challenges that Global terrorism brings and disrupts communities and makes them rootless. It also highlights the human pain and sufferings. The movie is being screened in 16 cities in the US.
The objective of the congressional reception was to celebrate and honour the success stories of their resilience and the strength despite being the victims of ethnic cleansing and genocide.
The evening started with remarks from Congressman Raja Krishanmoorthi. He thanked the Kashmiri Pandit community for all their contributions globally but also in the US. He said that the Kashmiri Pandit community is one of the most successful Indian American community.
Dr Surinder Kaul, Co-founder of GKPD and co-host of the evening, a Kashmiri Pandit himself, said “Kashmiri Pandits have always been the Ambassadors of peace and growth. The tenets of the community -universal brotherhood, benevolence, caring and sharing and pursuit of knowledge made them contribute towards upliftment of humankind in this civilized world. They never reciprocated violence with violence, hate with hate. This piece of their genocide and ethnic cleansing has remained hidden from the world and will create awareness about the impact of global terrorism on human lives.”
Congressman Andy Barr, the US Representative R-KY 6th District emphasised on India US relationship and contributions of Indian Americans.